Current lab members

Front (L>R): Libby Berryman, Zhen Peng, Talia Sankari, David Baum, Lena Vincent, Melody Sain, Stephanie Colón-Santos. Back (L>R)Jacob Cosby, Jacob Yourich, Alex Plum, Brandon Dawning, Praful Gagrani.

Dr. David Baum (he/him/his)

Professor of Botany
Phone: (608) 267 – 5385
Email: dbaum@wisc.edu
Twitter: @baobabbaum
Research Interests: Evolutionary and systematic theory; plant evolution and developmental genetics; origin of life; pollination biology

Curriculum Vitae

 

Dr. Zhen Peng (he/him/his)
Postdoctoral associate
Ph.D. Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology 2019
Email: peng69@wisc.edu
Research Interests: Evolution before genes; Models for the emergence of life from chemical reaction networks

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Stephanie Colón-Santos
Postdoctoral Associate
Ph.D. Chemistry 2019
Email: colonsantos@wisc.edu
Research Interests: Prebiotic chemistry; The emergence of autocatalytic behavior in messy chemical mixtures

Praful Gagrani (he/him/his)
Graduate Student – Physics
Email: praful.gagrani@gmail.com
Research Interests: Energy, information, and the emergence of life

Lena Vincent (she/her/hers)
Graduate Student – Astrobiology and Prebiotic Chemistry
Email: lvincent3@wisc.edu
Twitter: @lenanvincent
Research Interests: Artificial life; prebiotic chemistry; experimental evolution

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth (Libby) Berryman (she/her/hers)
Undergraduate Student – Biology
Email: elizabethb516@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob Cosby (he/him/his)
Undergraduate Student – Chemical Engineering
Email: jcosby@wisc.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon Dawning (he/him/his)
Undergraduate Student – Biology
Email: bdawning@wisc.edu

 

 

 

 

Alex Plum (he/him/his)
Undergraduate Student – Engineering Physics  & Math
Email: amplum@wisc.edu

 

 

 

 

Jacob Yourich (he/him/his)
Undergraduate Student – Chemical Engineering
Email: jyourich@wisc.edu